There’s always something to do in The MIA. Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Miami this week.
1. FREEDOM FLICKS PRESENTS: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Community Justice Project, in partnership with the Miami Social Justice Table, Celebrate Diversity Miami and Miami Shores PoC (South Florida People of Color) will screen I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO followed by a discussion from Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs and Rudy Jean-Bart. The film screening is FREE and open to the public. It will be held at Space Called Tribe, a new multipurpose co-working space located in Overtown. Learn more HERE.
2. IN THE MIX
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join SocialXchange for the ultimate happy hour experience! Enjoy trivia and games, dope music, delicious food, and a live panel discussion with some of South Florida’s Young, Black entrepreneurs. The topic of conversation is “Turning your ideas into reality”, so if you’re trying to make some business moves come to fruition, make sure you’re in the mix. Learn more HERE.
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Ingrid B presents to you, Cunninglinguistics, an erotic open mic and poetry night. Hosted by Ingrid B and Rayzor, and featuring Nubian Speakin, expect nothing less than words that titillate and sensual vibes. The perfect date night just might turn into your lucky night when you find yourself at the Poetry Spot. Learn more HERE.
4. RED DRESS RED WINE AFFAIR
Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get heart healthy with the City of Miami Gardens and Councilwoman Felicia Robinson!
The Red Dress Red Wine Affair is entering its 3rd year and has grown to become one of the City’s most popular annual health advocacy events. This year, the event will be featuring interactive juicing demos, salsa dancing lessons, music, healthy cooking demos, survivor testimonies, free health screenings, and, of course, red wine sampling! Learn more HERE.
5. BLAXPLOITATION FILM MARATHON
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art Exhibition presents a retrospective of the first positive Black animation characters in television history and highlights the historic significance of the appearances of these characters in Saturday morning cartoons and specials during the late 1960’s and 70’s. At the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, experience the art exhibit and a day of back-to-back Blaxploitation films. Join in on the examination of how African Americans have used art and comedy to mock negative stereotypes. Learn more HERE.
6. THE ART OF WRAPPING YOUR HAIR
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Up your headwrap game just in time for Black History Month and the much-anticipated Black Panther Premiere. Allow this headwrap class to teach you the basics or enhance what you already know. Techniques will be shared for using 1/2, 1, & 2-yard pieces of Ankara fabrics to wrap your hair. The class is free, but space is limited. Learn more HERE.
7. DAY LA SOUL
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grab your crew and practice your two-step because your favorite 90s-2000s day party is back! Kick-off Black History Month at Day La Soul, where South Florida’s young professionals let loose and have fun. Take a trip down memory lane as DJ Ghostrider, DJ Way Trae, and DJ Vybz305 brings you all of your favorite feel-good music. This is the party that you’ve been waiting for all month, so make sure you’re in the place to be! Learn more HERE.
8. BLACK GIRL MAGIC MIXER
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the book release of Mahogany L Browne’s Black Girl Magic. Indulge in poetry, champagne and Black girl networking, as well as live painting from artist Stephanie (@hotsteppa_). Surround yourself with Melanin, and discover why Black Girls rock! Learn more HERE.
9. SUITS & STILETTOS-FASHION FOR A CAUSE
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
One Ticket! One Night! One Fashionable Experience! Come join the women of the North Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in a festive Fashion Show fundraiser that combines live entertainment by ReaXtion band and DJ Scoobz! Learn more HERE.
10. SUPER BOWL LII WATCH PARTY!
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
If you enjoyed the Soul Basel Lounge experience, join the Black Archives and Stogietv for a special and unique Super Bowl LII watch event. Unwind at this free and funky Sunday night shindig under the stars on the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Plaza. Bring your favorite camping chair and enjoy the music and fellowship while rooting for your favorite team! Learn more HERE.
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